BBC 6 Music fans ‘switch off’ as sombre songs pay tribute to Philip ‘When will it end!’

Prince Philip: Members of UK public react to Duke's passing

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BBC radio listeners who tuned in to 6 Music this morning were left disappointed by the selection of music on offer. Mark Radcliffe and Stuart Maconie usually host their radio show on Saturdays at 7am but this morning the presenters were split up in a schedule shake-up and fans were happy with the “sombre” mood as the BBC continues its coverage of Prince Philip’s death. 

Radcliffe and Maconie are usually featured together on a Saturday morning and are followed by The Huey Show at 10am. 

However, today Radcliffe presented alone at 7am before Maconie presented a solo show from 11am. 

Radio 6 Music listeners felt the shake-up was “bizarre” and felt it was time for the broadcaster to return to its usual playlist of artists. 

One tweeted: “How long does BBC 6 Music have to remain in this funereal state? It’s utterly bizarre.”

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“Turned on Mark Radcliffe on 6 Music. Three hours of dirges in store. Turns off radio,” another remarked. 

A third added: “6music only playing ballads and chill out music this morning, and poor Mark Radcliffe forced to talk like a vicar at a funeral. When is this going to end!!!!!”

“Continuous stream of sombre tracks with no DJ speaking. Hopefully some sanity returns soon,” someone else shared.

A fifth wrote: “OK @BBC6Music that’s enough, you can let Mark Radcliffe go, he’s done nothing wrong.”

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